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Issue 1 - Summer 2019 

2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report - The team at the IRM is excited to release our 2018 Annual Report. The report gives a detailed account of our past activities, facts and figures about our year, and the IRM’s plans looking ahead to 2019.

Previous Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

Activity Reports to the Board
IRM Activity Report to B. 23
IRM Activity Report to 
B. 22
IRM Activity Report to B. 21
IRM Activity Report to B. 20
IRM Activity Report to B. 19
IRM Activity Report to B. 18

IRM Work Plan and Budget
Work Plan and Budget 2019
Work Plan and Budget 2018
Work Plan and Budget 2017

Relevant GCF Policies
2017 Updated Terms or Reference
Procedures and Guidelines of the IRM
Environmental and Social Policy
Information Disclosure Policy 
Indigenous Peoples Policy
Gender Policy and Action Plan 

Document Archive
2014 IRM Terms of Reference 
Interim Procedures for Redress: Reconsideration of Funding Decisions

Additional Resources

Grievance mechanisms are key to a project or programme’s ability to deliver sustainable outcomes. Almost every project or programme, and particularly those that are resource intensive, will have an impact on the environment and host communities, beneficiaries, or other stakeholders. The impacts may be good or bad; or a combination of both. They may vary in scope and range and, given the complexity of the environments where most GCF funded activities take place, it is also natural that tensions or conflict may arise as a project or programme is implemented.
Grievance mechanisms play a key role in providing trusted channels for complaints to be brought forward and for problems to be resolved before they escalate in intensity or severity. They often signal to the project or programme implementers where improvements or changes may be made. As such, they are essential parts of community relations and risk management strategies. It is no surprise then that they are also required under GCF policies, and that the IRM has a mandate to help increase the capacity of direct access entities in this regard.
As a starting point, the IRM has collected a variety of resources and toolkits to provide general guidance and references to those looking to implement a grievance mechanism.

Independent Accountability Mechanism Network (IAMNET)
IAMNET is a network of Independent Accountability Mechanisms (IAMs) that seeks to identify and foster means for collaboration, cooperation and knowledge sharing amongst the IAMS. Learn more about IAMNET in the video  below.